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Christmas: It’s for the sorted, right?

Christmas: It’s for the sorted, right?

Here I am; another Christmas, another infection. Actually, the last two Christmasses have been good, infection free, and I’ve been free to join in with all that seems to make Christmas – carol singing, present buying and wrapping, Christmas meals out, Christmas food. I’ve been in on that this year too, well, up to two days ago, when my lungs decided they weren’t going to play ball. Since then, I’ve lain in bed or on the sofa, again observing Christmas…

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Unproductive

Unproductive

I’ve been frequenting various author/writing blogs lately in my novel-writing mission, but have found that I feel fairly depressed after browsing too many of them. Now this could merely be due to the fact that they actually procrastinate the very thing they advocate, ie actual, real Writing. Or, it could be something more, something whch seems to strike at the heart of me. These blogs are exhausting. All written by successful people with twenty zillion followers and thousands of perfect…

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If they won’t I will

If they won’t I will

There’s a lot going about on Twitter at the moment about the death figures for those claiming ESA in the past five years. It makes for some fairly scary reading. It’s prompted a  UN inquiry into grave and systematic violations of disabled people’s rights I’m just completing an edit on my first novel. I’ve been a bit reticent about sharing it with people, because it feels all vulnerable to get out there and say ‘I’ve written a book.’ But the…

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Leaning

Leaning

So, here it is. I have prevaricated and procrastinated for long enough. It’s time to tell about that experience. You know, the big one, the one where I wondered if I’d see 2012 through. What a fellowship, What a joy divineLeaning on the everlasting armsWhat a blessedness, what a peace that’s mineLeaning on the everlasting arms This is me in the 2nd week of December, or thereabouts. I suddenly went down with pneumonia in both lungs and went straight into…

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Paralympics Meanderings

Paralympics Meanderings

How fabulous are the Paralympics? I love seeing how the athletes have worked so hard and triumphed over such adversity. They are inspirational. It’s quite staggering to see how far some of them have come in their lives and their sport. And – well, they’re fantastic athletes. However, there is something of a backlash amongst the disabled and chronically sick community, especially as regards to one of the Paralympic sponsors, Atos Healthcare. One has to wonder why a company that…

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Christmas De-Trimmed

Christmas De-Trimmed

I’ve been somewhat of an observer of Christmas this year. The me that usually partakes fully in everything Christmassy I can possibly fit in has been overcome by the weakness of my body and so I’ve been sitting on the sidelines; firstly at home, watching as my family took part in carol singing, parties, services and school events; and now in hospital, hoping very much for a get-out-of-hospital-free card for Christmas Day. So where does this fit into the Great…

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